Mass. Gaming Commission Votes to Issuing Licenses Despite Calls for Delay

Officials have asked the MGC to wait until after November to issue gaming licenses.

A rendering of the Wynn Resort casino in Everett, across from Sullivan Square.
A rendering of the Wynn Resort casino in Everett, across from Sullivan Square.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to move ahead with issuing gaming licenses despite requests from local officials to wait until after November, the Charlestown Patriot bridge reported

Late last month, the MGC held a public hearing to discuss questions directed at Wynn MA, LLC regarding a proposed resort-style casino that would be located in Everett across the bridge from Charlestown's Sullivan Square. 

Around the same time, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that a question calling for the repeal of the state's 2011 casino gambling law can be included on the ballot in November. 

While Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials, including former Charlestown State Rep. Gene O'Flaherty, have asked the MGC to delay any awarding of such licenses until the November ballot issue is resolved, the Commission voted unanimously at a meeting in Charlestown last Wednesday, July 2, to move ahead with issuing them, according to the Bridge

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